THE NOT FORGOTTEN ASSOCIATION WAS FOUNDED JUST AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR TO SUPPORT THE WOUNDED.  OUR MISSION STILL CONTINUES TODAY.

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The Not Forgotten Association is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities.

We do this through a wide and varied programme of activities including outings, concerts, holidays, events and the provision of televisions and TV licences.

Each year we help and support approximately 10,000 individuals of all ages, whenever and wherever they served.

Our events and activities are open to anyone, whether currently serving or ex-service, whose life has been affected by conflict or by subsequent injury. Many of our beneficiaries and guests have been wounded or injured since 9/11 and we are very grateful to Help for Heroes, our biggest supporter, for their ongoing help.

Individuals who may be eligible for our support should apply through one of the service benevolent charities or through their regimental/military association.

 

The following comments are from beneficiaries who have taken part in one of our activities or events:

"Thank you for considering me for the Brands Hatch Race Day, it has gone down in my events in life as one of the best days. Not only would I never have been able to afford such a day, but without your kind invitation it would have been something I could never have achieved."
"Thank you for making me feel so welcome and part of the group. It really was a trip of a lifetime."
“Personally, that trip was the single most important event since my accident. It showed me that my disabilities will not hold me back, made me realise that I could achieve anything in life and gave me the confidence to go and do so.”
“The best experience of my life, I was overwhelmed with the kindness I have been shown.”
“I feel The Not Forgotten Association embodies the ethos and principles that make our Forces great, primarily with the focus being on people and camaraderie. Rosie, you and the NFA team’s tireless dedication is as remarkable as the individuals you serve and is a fitting tribute to them. I feel grateful and honoured to have been involved.”
“The NFA provides something the military and many other charitable organisations cannot. It provides friendship and a sense of belonging. Most importantly, it gives hope to those who may or may not be aware they need it, but certainly deserve it. Your association with serving personnel as well as groups such as Combat Stress is significant as it allows for total inclusion and reminds individuals they are part of something special.”
“The week was fantastic, it was humbling to meet the other guests and see how they had all overcome their various individual challenges. I have been left in no doubt that the NFA has played a massive part in helping to overcome those challenges through the support you give to those in need.”
“I have learnt so much about the charity and how it works and feel much more relaxed and in tune with my rehabilitation.”
“I have got more from the Not Forgotten than from anyone else. I now feel like part of a large family.”
“It is a unique mix. They have never been surrounded by tri- service with like issues in such a social relaxed environment. They are all extremely respected for what they have been through and you give them real treats. The whole NFA experience is phenomenal.”
“I had a fantastic time, quite possibly the best thing I have ever done… a once in a lifetime experience. A big thank you for an outstanding day.”
“You really made me feel welcome. I met many remarkable people and made some good friends.”
“... good chat and socialise. You really do give people special treats.”
“The tour was a very memorable occasion and a humbling experience. We were made welcome by everyone. This is an experience neither us will forget.” Wrens Margaret and Alison (2011 Ypres Remembrance Tour)
"We would all like to thank your association for the gift of seven televisions to thIs house. May you continue to be able to help out people like us and make things a little easier." Mon Abri Hostel, Plymouth

Please note that we do not actively seek written feedback from our beneficiaries as we do not wish them to either feel beholden to us, unduly grateful or pressurised, or stressed by form filling.

 

Providing entertainment and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick
and for ex-service men and women with disabilities